Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Presents from my chickens
Presents. This is how I think of the eggs my girls have begun to gift me with.
A week ago last Thursday, we got our first mini egg. Today, I received egg #14.
I didn't think to weigh the very first one. Trust me, though, it was eensy-weensy (scientific term):
Since then, we've gotten a variety of different eggs.
I have chosen not to include the rubber egg, that I found oozing in the bottom of the coop last week, in my overall egg tally:
With this exception, the rest of the eggs have been picture perfect. Some are round, others more oblong, some have a darker brown hue, some are speckled, others are a dusty-ish pinky brown (more scientific terms, stay with me here). All have been absolutely incredible to hold in my hand.
People are asking what I've done with them. Well....
Taking recommendations from some blogging friends, I blew out the insides of the first one. I just couldn't bear to crack it (note glass of wine - even poking a hole in the bottom was nerve-wracking):
Jim and I have eaten three of them:
Aidan and his buddy, Chris, had two for breakfast yesterday:
Teenage boys are so much fun:
But I've got to say, I was in no way prepared for this baby:
This is 2.1 oz of chicken JOY (that's 59.53 grams for you, Rian. BAM!):
The house was all aflutter. How in the WORLD did my wee pullets manage to lay this beast? It is even bigger than a grocery store AA large egg:
For comparison purposes:
Aren't chickens amazing?:
Even the 1924 egg grading scale was impressed:
What say you, egg experts, is there more than one yolk in here?:
I am so in love with my chickens: